Two middle-aged men have been sentenced to death by hanging for car robbery, by an Ekiti State High Court.
The two convicts were armed with deadly weapons such as guns and cutlasses when they went for the robbery
The two condemned men identified as Ganiu Issah and Jamiu Idris were arraigned on a two-count charge of conspiracy and theft.
While delivering the judgment in court on Wednesday, Justice John Adeyeye said the convicts were armed with deadly weapons such as guns and cutlass when they went for the robbery, and so were found guilty.
According to the court, the prosecutor, Mrs. Kemi Ajumobi, has proved her case without any doubt; as such, the court found both convicts guilty as charged.
Mrs. Ajumobi, who was from the Ekiti State Ministry of Justice told the court the robbery was carried out on one Mr. Obanibi Adams of D5 Progress street, off Poly road, Ado-Ekiti, on November 16, 2016. The defendants stole Mr. Adams' Toyota Camry with number plate, LND 118 EA.
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The two car robbers were sentenced to death by hanging after being found guilty
Naijauto gathered the convicts were working on Mr. Adams' site as site laborers when they stole his car.
The prosecutor went ahead to tell the court that the phones of the convicts were tracked, resulting in the police arrest followed by prosecution.
While the trial was going on, witnesses were called upon to prove the prosecutor's case. Exhibits were tendered, which included two guns, five live bullets, phones and confessional statements written by the convicts.
The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty. Their lawyer, Mr. Chris Omokhafe, couldn't convince the court with the evidence he gave.
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